Petroleum Engineering, B.S./M.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 154-160


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Curriculum GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Program Code: A764/F765

This program has changes pending State Regents approval for 2022-23. These pending changes are not reflected here.

Undergraduate Major Requirements

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A minimum grade of C is required for each course in the curriculum.

Students may enter the accelerated program based on the undergraduate degree pattern offered in the year they first enrolled in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education or later.

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA from the time of entering the accelerated program until graduation.

Students must take the GRE and apply for the MS program during the third year; minimum OU GPA and combined GPA of 3.0 is required.  Students should submit an application to the School of Petroleum Engineering for the accelerated program during the fall semester of the Junior year. Students must also apply to the Graduate College during the spring semester of the Senior year to be admitted by that college to the MS program.

P E 2011Introduction to Petroleum Engineering1
P E 2113Statics and Dynamics3
P E 2213Thermodynamics3
P E 2153Mechanics of Materials3
P E 3022Technical Communications2
P E 3213Reservoir Rock Properties3
P E 3221Rock Properties Laboratory1
P E 3220Petroleum Engineering Internship 10
P E 3123Petroleum Reservoir Fluids3
P E 3223Fluid Mechanics3
P E 3313Drilling I3
P E 3712Petroleum Economics2
P E 3723Numerical Methods for Engineering Computation3
P E 3413Production Engineering I3
P E 3513Reservoir Engineering I3
P E 3813Formation Evaluation with Well Logs3
P E 4331Drilling Engineering Laboratory1
P E 4323Drilling II3
P E 4423Production Engineering II3
P E 4521Reservoir Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1
P E 4712Petroleum Project Evaluation2
P E 4533Reservoir Engineering II3
P E 4552Data Analytics2
P E 5553Integrated Reservoir Management 23
Approved P E Graduate Elective 23
Total Credit Hours60

Major Support Requirements

MATH 2924Differential and Integral Calculus II 14
MATH 2934Differential and Integral Calculus III 14
MATH 3113Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
CHEM 1415General Chemistry (Continued)5
or CHEM 1435 General Chemistry II: Signature Course
GEOL 1114Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors4
GEOL 3003Structural Geology and Stratigraphy for Petroleum Engineers3
GPHY 3423Introductory Petroleum Geology and Geophysics3
Total Credit Hours26

Graduate Requirements

  • Students may apply only 3 credit hours of S/U graded coursework (excluding thesis research) toward the M.S.
P E 5980Research for Master's Thesis 16
Applied Math Course 23
Choose 15 hours of Approved Graduate Elective15
Total Credit Hours24

General Education and College Requirements

Courses for fulfillment of General Education and college requirements must be from the approved General Education course list at http://www.ou.edu/content/gened/courses.htmlCourses graded P/NP will not apply

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

At least three hours of Upper-Division General Education coursework must be completed outside the major.

Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition (6 hours)
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-10 hours)
(0-10 hours in the same language) Students who have not completed two years of the same language in high school are required to take two college courses in the same language
Beginning Course0-5
Beginning Course, continued0-5
Mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
MATH 1914Differential and Integral Calculus I 13-4
or MATH 1823 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Core Area II: Natural Science (minimum 7 hours, 2 courses)
CHEM 1315General Chemistry (Science with Lab) 15
or CHEM 1335 General Chemistry I: Signature Course
PHYS 2514General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors 14
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course from the General Education Social Science list3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities - one must be Upper Division (3000-4000-level)
Artistic Forms (3 hours)
Choose one course from the General Education Artistic Forms list.3
Western Culture (6 hours)
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course from the General Education Western Culture list (Excluding HIST 1483 and HIST 1493)3
World Culture (3 hours)
Choose one course from the General Education World Culture list3
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours39-50

ADDITIONAL MEWBORNE COLLEGE OF EARTH & ENERGY REQUIREMENT

PHYS 2524General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors4
Total Credit Hours4

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to 154-160 including 40 upper-division hours.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

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In order to progress in your curriculum, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum. Students must successfully complete prerequisite courses (with a minimum C grade) before proceeding to the next course.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry (Core II) 1 5
MATH 1914 Differential and Integral Calculus I (Core I) 2 4
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
First Year Experience (Core V) 3 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
CHEM 1415 General Chemistry (Continued) 1 5
MATH 2924 Differential and Integral Calculus II 2 4
PHYS 2514 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II) 4
P E 2011 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 1
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore
First Semester
MATH 2934 Differential and Integral Calculus III 2 4
PHYS 2524 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors 4
GEOL 1114 Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors 4
P E 2113 Statics and Dynamics 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
P E 2213 Thermodynamics 3
P E 2153 Mechanics of Materials 3
P E 3022 Technical Communications 2
P E 3213 Reservoir Rock Properties 3
P E 3221 Rock Properties Laboratory 1
Approved Elective: Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer
P E 3220 Petroleum Engineering Internship 4 0
 Credit Hours0
Junior
First Semester
MATH 3113 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
P E 3123 Petroleum Reservoir Fluids 3
P E 3223 Fluid Mechanics 3
P E 3313 Drilling I 3
P E 3712 Petroleum Economics 2
P E 3723 Numerical Methods for Engineering Computation 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
GEOL 3003 Structural Geology and Stratigraphy for Petroleum Engineers 3
P E 3413 Production Engineering I 3
P E 3513 Reservoir Engineering I 3
P E 3813 Formation Evaluation with Well Logs 3
P E 4331 Drilling Engineering Laboratory 1
Approved Elective: World Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior
First Semester
GPHY 3423 Introductory Petroleum Geology and Geophysics 3
P E 4323 Drilling II 3
P E 4423 Production Engineering II 3
P E 4521 Reservoir Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1
P E 4712 Petroleum Project Evaluation 2
P E 4533 Reservoir Engineering II 3
Approved Elective: Social Science (Core III) 3 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
P SC 1113 American Federal Government 3
P E 4552 Data Analytics 2
P E 5553 Integrated Reservoir Management 5 3
P E Approved Graduate Elective 5 3
Approved Elective: Western Culture (Core IV) 3 3
Approved Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Summer
P E 5980 Research for Master's Thesis 6 2
Applied Math Course 7 3
 Credit Hours5
Fifth Year
First Semester
P E 5980 Research for Master's Thesis 6 2
Approved Graduate Elective 3
Approved Graduate Elective 3
Approved Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours11
Second Semester
P E 5980 Research for Master's Thesis 6 2
Approved Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours5
 Total Credit Hours154
  • Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved lists.
  • Two college-level courses in a single language are required; this may be satisfied by successful completion of 2 years in a single language in high school. Students who must  take language at the University will have an additional 6-10 hours of coursework.
  • Students may apply only 3 credit hours of S/U graded coursework (excluding thesis research) toward the M.S.